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John Cotton
Birth: Dec. 4, 1585, England
Death: Dec. 23, 1652

Religious Figure. He was a Puritan minister at St. Botolph's Church in Lincolnshire, England, before leaving for America in 1633. His daughter Maria later wedded to Increase Mather and borne son, Cotton Mather. John Cotton became a minister at the First Church of Boston in Massachusetts, forming the basis for Congregationalism. He figured prominently in the Antinomian Controversy and the trial of Anne Hutchinson and the Cambridge Synod, which led to the adoption of the Half-way Covenant. (bio by: K) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Sarah Hawkridge Mather (1601 - 1676)*
 
 Children:
  Seaborn Cotton (1633 - 1686)*
  John Cotton (1639 - 1699)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Kings Chapel Burying Ground
Boston
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: K
Record added: Jul 17, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6613937
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In remembrance.
- Jolene Chesley
 Added: Jun. 30, 2015
He was my 10th Great Grandfather. Thank you for your contribution to the history of our Nation.
- DeLayne
 Added: Mar. 22, 2015
First wife Elizabeth, widow of James Horrocks, married in 1613. Sarah Hawkridge, second wife, married in 1632.
-Anonymous
 Added: Feb. 11, 2015
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